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Offline beachcombers

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« on: November 10, 2009, 08:01:53 PM »
Bad news:
 
Taxi charges increased yesterday, with the fare charged per kilometer now up to 0.60 euros from 0.48 euros. The fare after midnight is now 1.05 euros per kilometer, up from 0.84 euros. Another hike is due in May 2010 when the rate will reach 0.72 euros per kilometer.  

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 03:42:54 PM »
Quote from: beachcombers
Bad news:
 
Taxi charges increased yesterday, with the fare charged per kilometer now up to 0.60 euros from 0.48 euros. The fare after midnight is now 1.05 euros per kilometer, up from 0.84 euros. Another hike is due in May 2010 when the rate will reach 0.72 euros per kilometer.  

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Sorry I am confused :'(

Can I assume that the Kilomter Rate has gone from 0.48 Euros to 0.60 Euros (a nice 25% rise) as in your first part.

The second part relates to the total fare to Plakias of 84 Euros going up to 105 Euros??

Lovely! And a 20% increae in May will mean that a taxi to Plakias next year for us will be 126 Euros  

Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 06:54:17 PM »
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Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 08:34:08 PM »
I just booked for August with Olympic two weeks at Irida with transfers included and compared it with what it cost me this year to go independent............ what a difference, 300 cheaper and that's with single person penalty !

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 08:46:04 PM »
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Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

John R
...or going by bus. :-

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 10:10:35 PM »
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Independant travel gets less and less attractive.

Makes hiring a car even more attractive

John R
...or going by bus. :-

Noopsy
the bus is a superb way to meet people,apart from backpackers that is.the fares were cheap and the service as reliable as anything we have here the last time i caught one.no wonder the taxi boys went mad when i tried to start a service in the town.i cant believe any one pays that sort of cash for a taxi.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 12:36:33 PM »
I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2009, 12:42:40 PM by Susan K »

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 01:14:17 PM »
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I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
An increase from 0.48 to 0.72 is 50%. The last fare I saw advertised at the airport was  75 each way (I think it was, it certainly wasn't less). That would make the single journey 112.50 (over 100).

Mike
« Last Edit: November 23, 2009, 01:16:19 PM by Mike G »

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 01:22:15 PM »
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Quote from: Susan K
I have only just seen this topic but before we all start panicking, it is 118km from Heraklion to Plakias which would mean a fare of 85 and the same as we paid this year.
An increase from 0.48 to 0.72 is 50%. The last fare I saw advertised at the airport was  75 each way (I think it was, it certainly wasn't less). That would make the single journey 112.50 (over 100).

Mike

I understand that Mike but it is 118 km to Plakias and if you multiply that by 0.72 it gives you a figure of 84.96

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 01:53:04 PM »
From Kathimerini, May 2009:

Taxi fare charges are now up 33 percent to 48 cents from 36 cents per kilometer. The next increase will be in November, when the rate will rise to 60 cents, and the final hike is due in May 2010, when it will reach 72 cents. The minimum charge for a cab ride, 3.80 euros, will not change. In exchange for the fare increase, cabbies have vowed to stop common violations such as overcharging and taking on multiple fares.

So from this taxi fares should be:

Sep 2008 42
Sep 2009 56
Now        71
Sep 2010 85

This is Tarrif 1 remember, there is a Tarrif 2 for Midnight - 6am.
Not sure how set fares are affected by this. All a bit confusing.

Easiest thing to do is just e-mail Zach nearer the time and ask him.

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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 01:59:54 PM »
Zak puts his prices online so I will keep an eye on his website and hopefully he will update it soon.

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 07:30:12 PM »
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Zak puts his prices online so I will keep an eye on his website and hopefully he will update it soon.

Susan is that sexy Zak you're talking about?!

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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 10:44:28 AM »
Oh yes Lin, it most certainly is

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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 03:25:18 PM »
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Oh yes Lin, it most certainly is
I get the impression that you and Lin don't really care how much Zac charges!!    

george...

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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2009, 03:31:34 PM »
I get the impression that you and Lin don't really care how much Zac charges!!    

george...
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As if George.....